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Footface Sun 05-May-13 13:13:24

What are you buying, as nothing of mine is selling, and need some ideas


lljkk Sun 05-May-13 15:24:45

lol, I am looking at a local carseat today.
Most of mine not selling, either.

GiveMumABreak Sun 05-May-13 15:37:11

Most of mine not selling either! Increase in postal cost don't help matters either.

desperateforaholiday Sun 05-May-13 15:40:11

I only buy cake decorating stuff, jewellery making stuff, furniture, large toys and pictures/ornaments. Dont bother at all with clothes anymore.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 05-May-13 15:40:31

I'm buying dd and ds some summer clothes. Things of mine that are selling currently are:

Caboo sling
Fly london boots
JoJo maman bebe summer hat
Maternity clothes

Post is ridiculous sad

CajaDeLaMemoria Sun 05-May-13 15:42:32

I think clothes on ebay will die out now. There's plenty of cheap new clothes from companies that offer free delivery and returns, and ebay postage is so expensive.

The only things worth getting on there are items that have sold out in store.

GwennieF Sun 05-May-13 15:43:26

Have just bought a pair of curtains and matching duvet cover, am trying to buy a lawnmower but they're all going for over my limit.

Have just sold a toddler bed, double buggy, kennel and a couple of booster seats...

sarahtigh Sun 05-May-13 15:47:17

if you are selling clothes do your best to squash flat for large letter, small parcels are now £2.60 were 2.20 anything bigger than that use myhermes for 3.30

add to description " I am always willing to combine postage for multiple items charge will be at cost plus 50p however many you buy, I send multiple items by courier to get best price"

in past month have bought I pair girls wellies selection of bolts to mend garden trailer type of thing, blank cards, car battery cover, 2 summer school dresses and 3 ocean quest books as presents

lljkk Mon 06-May-13 18:02:21

My items that sold this last week (out of over a 100 listed, mind):

Child martial art suit
Copy of a children's classic book
Lego Star Wars (BIN)
A 22 yr old geography textbook (don't ask me why)
Some 10 yr old magazines
Hornby accessories
Violin grading book
A specialist battery (have to cancel as buyer didn't realise collection only)

CrowsLanding Mon 06-May-13 18:05:14

I'm looking for bundles of boys clothes age 7 and 5.

PlinkyLove Mon 06-May-13 19:14:07

I'm selling reusable nappies and covers really well.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 19:16:46

I'm still selling clothes at reasonable prices but they're 'good brands'.

But I got massively caught out on the RM price increases as I send everything recorded - even something very light is now £3.70. The man in the PO and I were squashing up one of my items or it would have been over £6 and as I had only charged £3.50 p&p I was getting quite stressed.

PrincessOfChina Mon 06-May-13 19:19:03

I've sold quite a bit of local pick up stuff recently - furniture mainly and done pretty well.

I've also just sold a dress for £40 but was careful to charge for the right postage (will use Collect+).

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Mon 06-May-13 19:56:37

I've mainly bought baby/toddler goods for ds and dd2 - fireman sam/bob the builder yoys, bedding, cushions, clothing etc for ds as it can be hard to find in the shops at decent prices or at all.

Dd2 i've bought her pram, sling, some baby grows, blankets, dummy clips etc. Dd2s things have been all new, ds mainly used but in good nick.

fergoose Mon 06-May-13 20:00:20

MrsCampbellBlack - try MyHermes instead - only costs £3.30 & they will collect too. No need to pay RM prices.

OrbisNonSufficit Mon 06-May-13 20:27:36

Currently I'm trying to buy:
A rug
A small country table in original beaten up condition (NOT shabby chic'd / crappily 'distressed')
An antique washstand or chest of drawers to use as a change table (again, not messed with)
An amby nest in reasonable condition
Some kind of cot, not hideous or 'trendy'

I was buying a lot of decent quality maternity clothes but I think I have enough now...

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 20:34:53

Thanks Fergoose, I will do.

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